Football: Week 8 Schedule and Scores
After 7 weeks of great CIFLACS Football, the playoff picture is becoming clearer. Teams face must-win situations to keep their post-season aspirations alive. Four undefeated teams remain, one of which has posted three straight shutouts. The road to the CIFLACS Championships continues with Key CIFLACS Matchups: Central League: Belmont (2-4, 2-0) against Torres (3-3) Coliseum League: Dorsey (3-4, 1-1) against Locke (5-2, 1-1), Eastern League: Roosevelt (6-1, 2-1) against Huntington Park (5-2, 1-2), Marine League: San Pedro (4-3, 0-2) visits Banning (4-3, 1-1), Southern League: Fremont (2-4, 1-0) visits Santee (4-2, 1-0) Valley Mission League: San Fernando (7-0, 3-0) faced Reseda (3-4, 1-2), West Valley League: Granada Hills (3-4, 2-0) faced a solid El Camino Real (4-3, 1-1) Western League: Venice (5-2, 2-0) faced Palisades (5-2, 1-1).
Belmont (2-4, 2-0) won two straight games and hoped to continue the streak against Torres (3-3, 1-1), who put up 60 points in a Week 7 win over Roybal (1-6, 0-2). The Belmont Sentinels and the Torres Toros both came to play Friday night. The Sentinels felt the pressure on the road as they let the Toros get the best of them as they lost 21-17.
After a tough loss to Crenshaw (3-4, 2-0) in Week 7, Dorsey (3-4, 1-1) looked to bounce back against Locke (5-2, 1-1), who is on pace to make the playoffs for the second straight year. The Dons came out strong and were able to show off their defense by holding the Saints to only 3 points the whole game. The Dons won 19-3.
Roosevelt's (6-1, 2-1) undefeated streak was broken by South East (7-1, 3-1) in Week 7, they face a must win scenario against Huntington Park (5-2, 1-2) who is hungry for an upset. The Rough Riders got onto the board first scoring two field goals for six points. The continued to dominate in the first half by scoring 13 more points in the second quarter. The Spartans went into half down 19-3. The Rough Riders tough defense then came out strong holding the Spartans to zero points in the third. No white flag was being raised by the Spartans in the fourth. They tried to make an amazing comeback by scoring 13 points in the fourth only to fall short 28-16 to the Rough Riders.
In the very competitive Marine League, San Pedro Pirates (4-3, 0-2) visits Banning Pilots (4-3, 1-1) as both teams look to keep their playoff hopes alive. The Pilots were working hard n the first to protect their home field. The Pirates had a different story in mind. The Pirates only allowed the Pilots to score in the first half. While their offense was also busy in the game. They scored 21 points in the first half and 24 in the second half crushing the Banning Pilots 45-6.
In the wide open Southern League, Fremont Pathfinders (2-4, 1-0) visited Santee Falcons (4-2, 1-0) as both teams looked to climb in league standings. This game was an intense offensive showdown. The Falcons scored 12 points in the first quarter. Six more than the Pathfinders, but the Pathfinders were not intimidated. They scored 8 points to the Falcons 6 in the second. With the game close and playoffs nearing soon this was a big game for both teams. The Pathfinders and the Falcons worked hard till the very end. The Pathfinders scored a field goal in the third and brought the score to within one. The fourth was more interesting as the Pathfinders tied to the game going into over time. The Pathfinders came behind to win in over time 45-39.
San Fernando (7-0, 3-0) should be well rested after their Week 7 bye, they face Reseda (3-4, 1-2) who is anxious to knock off the reigning CIFLACS Division II Champions. The weeks rest did the bodies of the Tigers good as they took it to the Reseda Regents and won 55-7.
After two big time wins the West Valley League, Granada Hills Highlanders (3-4, 2-0) sits atop the league standings. They faced a solid El Camino Real Conquistadors (4-3, 1-1) looking to bounce back after losing to Birmingham (4-3, 1-1) in Week 7. The Conquistadores got on the board first scoring six points. The Highlanders then came out in the second quarter red hot scoring 24 points and leading going into half. They never took their foot off the pedal as they scored more points than the Conquistadores in the next two quarters winning the game 51-21.
Venice (5-2, 2-0) looks to continue their dominance in the Western League against a good Palisades (5-2, 1-1) team who is having a great season. Venice has no problem winning on the road and this game would be no different. Venice put up 27 points in the first half. The Dolphins were unable to get on the board and when they did it was to little too late as Venice won 34-7.
Thursday, October 24th
Douglass (Los Angeles, CA) 2 Sun Valley (CA) 0 [forfeit]
Friday, October 25th
Bernstein (Hollywood, CA) 40 Hollywood (Los Angeles, CA) 13
Contreras (Los Angeles, CA) 27 Roybal (Los Angeles, CA) 15
Torres (Los Angeles, CA) 21 Belmont (Los Angeles, CA) 17
Crenshaw (Los Angeles, CA) 62 West Adams (Los Angeles, CA) 0
Dorsey (Los Angeles, CA) 19 Locke (Los Angeles, CA) 3
Chavez (San Fernando, CA) 17 North Hollywood (CA) 12
Grant (Van Nuys, CA) 49 Monroe (North Hills, CA) 15
Verdugo Hills (Tujunga, CA) 48 Poly (Sun Valley, CA) 42
Garfield (Los Angeles, CA) 55 Jordan (Los Angeles, CA) 12
Roosevelt (Los Angeles, CA) 28 Huntington Park (CA) 16
South Gate (CA) 32 Bell (CA) 26 (ot)
Hawkins (Los Angeles, CA) 21 Marquez (Huntington Park, CA) 9
Carson (CA) 56 Gardena (CA) 0
Narbonne (Harbor City, CA) 54 Washington (Los Angeles, CA) 6
San Pedro (CA) 45 Banning (Wilmington, CA) 6
Eagle Rock (Los Angeles, CA) 36 Marshall (Los Angeles, CA) 0
Lincoln (Los Angeles, CA) 33 Sotomayor (Los Angeles, CA) 20
Wilson (Los Angeles, CA) 17 Franklin (Los Angeles, CA) 14
Fremont (Los Angeles, CA) 45 Santee (Los Angeles, CA) 39 (3ot)
Rivera (Los Angeles, CA) 28 Los Angeles (CA) 26
Canoga Park (CA) 55 Panorama (Panorama City, CA) 6
San Fernando (CA) 55 Reseda (CA) 7
Van Nuys (CA) 42 Kennedy (Granada Hills, CA) 28
Birmingham (Van Nuys, CA) 57 Cleveland (Reseda, CA) 0
Granada Hills (CA) 51 El Camino Real (Woodland Hills, CA) 21
Taft (Woodland Hills, CA) 48 Chatsworth (CA) 35
Fairfax (Los Angeles, CA) 31 Westchester (Los Angeles, CA) 9
University (Los Angeles, CA) 27 Hamilton (Los Angeles, CA) 14
Venice (Los Angeles, CA) 34 Palisades (Pacific Palisades, CA) 7
Sylmar (CA) 42 Arleta (CA) 39
Pac-8 (8 Man)
Animo Robinson (Los Angeles, CA) 48 Sherman Oaks CES (Reseda, CA) 28
Fulton (Van Nuys, CA) 64 Annenberg (Los Angeles, CA) 34
Saturday, October 26th
Rancho Dominguez (Long Beach, CA) 21 Manual Arts (Los Angeles, CA) 14
Pac-8 (8 Man)
Discovery (Pacoima, CA) 36 East Valley (North Hollywood, CA) 15